Canning lessons teach survival skills for today’s fast-paced world, as well as tomorrow’s faster-paced world ruled by sentient vegetables. Stockpile culinary moves with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a canning class for one (a $99 value)
- $70 for a canning class for two (a $198 value)
- $130 for a canning class for four (a $396 value)<p>
Founders John and Teresa Musser teach three-hour canning classes, shepherding up to 15 participants into the commercial kitchen of their farm’s historic 8,000-square-foot ranch house. With plastic gloves and a favorite cutting knife brought from home, students wash, chop, dice, and blanch veggies or meat before eating a lunch of stew and cornbread made during the class.<p>
Aquaponics and Earth Sustainable Living
On Aquaponics and Earth’s sustainable farm, tilapia pools teeming with fish come up against rows of organic plants, which they hydrate via the farm’s energy-efficient growing and waste-recycling system. Founders and aqua-farmers John and Teresa Musser began experimenting with high-yield aquaponics in response to the crushing poverty they saw abroad and invented much of the equipment and methods they use in the search for a sustainable, affordable system they could share with the world. The Mussers have worked around the globe in orphanages and small villages since 1979 but began shifting their focus to infrastructure and education work to bring easy-to-learn agricultural techniques to impoverished areas.
The Mussers maintain their DeSoto farm not only to grow food, but to act as an educational resource for people who want to observe their methods and build their own aquaponics systems. Their organic microfarm, populated by rabbits, goats, microcows, and vermicomposting bins, harvests hundreds of pounds of produce each year on minimal substrate. Inspired by their frantic efforts one year to absorb a surplus of produce, the Mussers lead regular canning classes where students learn the proper ways to can seasonal veggies, meats, and blown kisses.